"The Amorphous Body Study Center was established by Charles Long and
Stereolab with the intention of bringing out the physicality that is
latent in music and it's distribution. Like a mountain fed spring, a new
pattern of sounds enters the world for the very first time. As the
listener drinks in this music, it lives within them and becomes a part
of their lives and is some way is passed on in yet another form as it
leaves that body.
"These amorphous bodies provide a link between
listeners, radiating outwards in an expanding circle of autonomous
selves that are bound by a shared experience, making visible the paths
that the ephemeral takes as it flows from body to body, one long
umbilical cord connecting humanity. Our interests are not so concerned
with communicationg, but with a very deep desire for collectivity.
Developments in communication technologies appear daily which represses
the physical in favor of the image and word. As the public body is
evaporating we hope to have created one new reason to BE
together, if for no other purpose but to reveal how in fact we will
never be apart."
- from the "Music for the Amorphous Body Center" CD liner notes
scenes from the exhibit
- Tim & Laetitia exploring
- exhibit pieces
Photos by Maura Smale
reviews & comments
- village voice review
- comments from Robin E.
- comments from John O.
- comments Maura S.
- official website